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Lawyer strongly defends Cam Newton

George Lawson, the lawyer representing Auburn Cam Newton, said Thursday in an interview with WSB in Atlanta that Newton has not sought, been offered or received any money for playing football.

Lawson said he is “one-million percent sure” that Cam Newton took no money from anyone.

Lawson said he represents the Newton family, and particularly Cam Newton.

Here is a transcript of the interview:

On whether Cam Newton asked for or received money

“No money has been offered to Cam. Cam Newton has not asked for any money.”

On whether he or his family have talked the NCAA

Cam Newton, Cecil Newton and Jackie Newton have participated in the ongoing NCAA investigation. They have been truthful and candid with the NCAA and will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and will produce and answer any and all questions that the NCAA has for them.”

On whether Cam Newton knew about talks about money

“I don't think there's any question that Cam knew nothing about any money discussions, if any discussions were had. “

On whether Cecil Newton was truthful with the NCAA

“I would suggest to you that what Cecil Newton has said to the NCAA has been truthful. What Jackie Newton has said has been truthful. What Cam Newton has said has been truthful.”

On whether there have been any infusions of cash

“Absolutely not. Absolutely not. They have a very modest lifestyle.”

On the involvement of the FBI

“I know nothing about an FBI investigation. I don't even know if the FBI is investigating that. I've had occasion to see probably the same thing you've seen on ESPN. That's all I know about it. “

On stories about Cam Newton’s academics at Florida

Cam Newton's grades and academic standing at the University of Florida are protected matters. And to the extent that the University of Florida has violated a federal statute, I have some understanding to what the University of Florida's address is and at some point in time they'll hear from me.”

On whether legal action is planned

“I'm not suggesting what it would be, but the University of Florida will hear from me … If the University of Florida has disclosed unlawfully Cam's personal and private records, then I will be talking to the University of Florida about that.”

On whether the academic reports are accurate

“No, they're not accurate. He's a very polished, he's a very smart young man and, at this point in his life, he's a mature young man. He's much more mature than what most 21-year-olds would be with all the things he has gone through in his life.”

On whether he is 100 percent sure Cam Newton took no money

“I am a million percent confident that Cam Newton took no money from anyone.”

On whether Cam Newton knew about solicitation of money

“I would suggest to you he knew nothing about any solicitation of any money from anyone.”

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